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2 DATE FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3. INSTALLATION AND LOCATION

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLORADO
4. PROJECT TITLE

5. PROJECT NUMBER

AIRMANSHIP TRAINING FACILITIES

10170

loading ramp, taxiway and access road for effective operations. There is
no existing adequate classroom or briefing space adjacent to the airfield
to support the soaring training program. Sailplane storage area is
currently being used for this purpose. The existing parachute training
facilities are outmoded and deteriorated and located a mile away from the
parachute operations area. The existing parachute shop is too small and
lacks adequate packing, maintenance and storage areas as well as opera-
tions, briefing and classroom space. In addition, there are no parachute
washing facilities or drying tower. Existing latrines and break rooms are
inadequate. Existing POL storage for aviation gas consists of above
ground, contractor-owned tanks. The new underground tanks will eliminate
the need for these and improve safety of POL operations.
IMPACT IF NOT PROVIDED: The expanded soaring and parachute training
programs at the Academy cannot be supported. This would adversely affect
the motivation of cadets toward a career in the Air Force.

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41 ($000)

B. NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT

THE FUNCTION OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY.....

20 (PEOPLE)

C.

ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
PROPOSED FACILITY.....

NZA ($000)

D.

ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
EXISTING FACILITY IF NEW FACILITY IS A REPLACEMENT..

NZA ($000)

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F. EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT WHICH WILL BE
PROVIDED FROM OTHER APPROPRIATIONS:

Fiscal Year
Equipment

Procuring

Appropriated
Nomenclature
Appropriation

Or Requested
None

Cost ($000)

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2 DATE FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3 INSTALLATION AND LOCATION

4 PROJECT TITLE

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLORADO VISITORS' 5. PROGRAM ELEMENT 6 CATEGORY CODE 7 PROJECT NUMBER

CENTER

8. PROJECT COST (5000)

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DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION Reinforced concrete foundation and floor slab, masonry and steel walls, steel roof with built-up roofing, utilities and necessary support. Includes areas for displays and exhibits. 11. REQUIREMENT: 15,000 SF ADEQUATE: 0 SUBSTANDARD: 19,400 SF PROJECT: Construction of a new Visitors' Center to replace the existing substandard facility. REQUIREMENT: The 1.5 million people that visit the Air Force Academy annually consists of family members and relatives as well as general public tourists. For many of these visitors, especially those in the western United States, this will be their only contact with one of their nation's military academies. The objective of this center is to receive, orient and inform visitors on the history and traditions of the Academy and the Air Force. A visitors' center will provide the atmosphere to motivate young people who want to pursue a career of military service in the Air Force. CURRENT SITUATION: Of the 1.5 million visitors to the Air Force Academy, only about 300,000 currently go through the existing visitors' center which is located in an old converted foundry and metal work building that was on the Academy land when it was acquired in 1956. The primary reason for this low utilization of the existing visitors' center is its poor geographical location eight miles from the Cadet complex. It is comþletely removed from one of the two primary entry points to the Academy. In addition, the numerous alterations completed on this old foundry þuilding since 1956 have not succeeded in making the facility into an adehuate visitors' center. It is too small and not properly configured to Accommodate visitors and cannot provide the necessary orientation, DD

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COMPONENT

2. DATE FY 1983 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT DATA AIR FORCE 3 INSTALLATION AND LOCATION

COLORADO

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY, 4. PROJECT TITLE

5. PROJECT NUMBER

VISITORS' CENTER

10330 briefing and display areas needed to give visitors the historical and traditional background of the mission of the Academy and the Air Force as well as an adequately conducted walking tour of the Cadet area which is the main goal of any visitor to the Academy. Sufficient precedents exist for providing visitors' centers of this nature with public funds, especially since the Academy Visitors' Center is considered and will be a very important recruiting medium. Some of the precedents are the visitors' center at the Kennedy Space Center, the Naval Historic Center in the Washington Navy Yard, the Battleship Arizona Shoreside Visitors' Center at Pearl Harbor and most recently, the Bicentennial visitors' centers.

IMPACT IF NOT PROVIDED: The Academy will not have an adequate facility in which to greet the 1.5 million visitors annually and provide them with a better knowledge of the Academy and the mission of the Air Force. Lack of this project will continue to impact on the ability of the Academy to attract and inspire many young people who visit the Academy to seek a career in the military. ADDITIONAL: Associated with this project is a nonappropriated fund (NAF) project for $1.9 million to provide a gift shop and restaurant which will be constructed concurrently with the Visitors' Center project.

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B.

NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT
THE FUNCTION OF THE PROPOSED FACILITY

3 (PEOPLE)

C.

ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
PROPOSED FACILITY.....

IF NEW FACILITY IS A REPLACEMENT

2029 ($000)

D.

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ESTIMATED LIFE-CYCLE COST TO OPERATE AND MAINTAIN THE
EXISTING FACILITY IF NEW FACILITY IS A REPLACEMENT..

523153

($000)

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F. EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROJECT WHICH WILL BE
PROVIDED FROM OTHER APPROPRIATIONS:

Fiscal Year
Equipment

Procuring

• Appropriated
Nomenclature
Appropriation

Or Requested
Display Cases and 3400

84
Visual Aid Equipment 3080

84

Cost ($000)

500 1,000 1,500

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